Environmental Management

Environmental management 

Minimising environmental impact
Customised wet sieve system

Archaeological excavations require the sieving of large quantities of  material. We have developed a wet sieving system that recycles water without any runoff.  Water use is minimised and waterways and landscapes are not polluted.  Once completed the remaining sediment is pumped out by an accredited waste disposal service. At the treatment plant the sediment and water are separated, treated and recycled.
Archaeological survey getting ready to dive in water

Sensitive locations

The Comber Consultants wet sieve system can be used in locations of high environmental sensitivity.  In the accompanying photograph the sieve is set up adjacent to a cemetery. A non-recycling system could not have been used in this location.
Preventing waste water from entering storm water drains is critical when working within built environments and/or adjacent to waterways or harbours.  The photograph on the right shows the sieve being used in a carpark at Darling Harbour where waste minimisation and pollution control were essential.  Again, without a recycling system that contains all water and prevents runoff, wet sieving could not be undertaken at this location.
Archaeological survey getting ready to dive in water

High capacity and efficiency

The Comber Consultants unique wet sieve system is the leader in environmentally friendly wet sieving. It can support up to 6 personnel and process hundreds of buckets of archaeological deposits per day (dependent of the nature of the soil being sieved). 
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